Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946). Director of Photography was Ted Tetzlaff.
Garrett Brown, the inventor of the Steadicam, talks about the nuts and bolts of The Shining's production, with plenty of behind-the-scenes insight into the Kubrick filmmaking process. “His discussions of Kubrick as a filmmaker who approached film from an almost scientific point of view are interesting and readily apparent when watching the film. A perfect example of how a commentary can really enhance your appreciation of a film.”
“I guess I wanted to be there myself because Kubrick is, let’s face it, The Man. He is the one director working who commands absolute authority over his project from conception to release print. The ultimate technologist, but more, his technology serves a larger vision which is uniquely his own. He is a filmmaker in the most pure sense of the word. I learned a great deal about the making of movies from simply being on hand for the stupefying number of discussions which sought to improve one aspect or another of the production.” —Garrett Brown
Two articles from the August 1980 issue of American Cinematographer, detailing the making of Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece. The first article consists of an interview with cinematographer John Alcott, while the second article — The Steadicam and The Shining — looks in detail at the Steadicam, Garrett Brown’s then-brand-new stabilization rig.
In this great short documentary, Garrett Brown taks about ‘Rocky’ (and the famous ‘stairs’ shot), ‘Bound For Glory,’ and of course his revolutionary invention — the Steadicam. A must see for anyone whose passion is cinematography.
There is also an incredible interview with Garrett Brown on his experience on Brian De Palma’s masterpiece ‘Blow Out.’
Garrett Brown likes to find problems that need inventive solutions: among them, the SteadiCam, SkyCam, and other unique cameras that have transformed our perspective on filmmaking. At the EG4 (2010) Conference.
This quote really jumped out to me for some reason and it made me feel happy so I wanted to share it with you guys. Everyone has a way to live on in people’s memories and in the actions that they do while they are alive. But when we write things down, even if they are never read by others or published, we find a way to take those things and give them another life— one that can last forever.
50 facts about me.
1- Mary is my real name, even if I’m italian, my actual name is m a r y, deal with it, it’s not a nickname.
2- I love dogs and I have one which is my second dog ever as I had one when I was very little but she died when I was 3.
3- When I like a song I play it repeatedly (I could listen to it for hrs and hrs) till I get sick or find a new fav one.
4- I’m afraid of crickets and grasshoppers. I know it’s stupid, but here it is.
5- I have sort of a phobia of vom.
6- I am short.
7- I moved so many times in my life and it was hard making friends everytime, but it went well.
8- I love smelling books, both old and new.
9- I am very fast in packing; I think I’m just used to it, so it’s easier for me.
10- I am an organized person (not a maniac) but when my room is okay, then I feel suddenly better.
11- I have never met some of my cousins ‘cause they live in Argentina, but I absolutely love them and hope to meet them one day.
12- I love travelling. If I could, I’d pack now and go wherever my heart wants.
13- I love drawing and painting and when I was in middle school, at the age of 10, I won the first place cup with a painting for a birds protection’s association.
14- I usually don’t like my birthday. I don’t know why but it always makes me a bit melancholic.
15- My fav seasons are autumn and winter. Even if I’m such a nesh person, my fav landscapes are the ones in these seasons. I could better immagine me with a cozy coat and scarf instead of a bikini.
16- I have an obsession with blue. It’s my fav colour, in every grade, especially deep navy blue and aquamarine.
17- I prefer the silence instead of crowded places with messy people. (Unless it’s a gig, then I prefer a gig!)
18- I am afraid of changing my hair. Always want to do something, but never do. When I was little and also when I was 17 I cut my hair short and I absolutely hated it, so I have never ever done it again. I’d like to, but I am kinda afraid sooo God knows if I’ll ever do it again. Haha
19- I have pale skin and I never tan, I think it’s more like changing a bit the colour of my skin.
20- I love music and I play piano and guitar since I was 8. I’d like to play everything..every instrument fascinates me.
21- I love sea. I could spend days near the sea, watching the waves, listening to music and writing. I also love it more when is not summer.
22- I love Tim Burton’s movies and drawings and I ALWAYS cry during some of his movies, even if I know them by heart.
23- I have an unconditional love for Johnny Depp.
24- I love anchors.
25- I like pastel colours and my room is totally mint and white.
26- I love photography; I’d take a picture of everything.
27- I go on skate and almost broke my knees once. Ops.
28- I have tiny tiny wrists, hands and feet. Which is not that good when bracelets, rings or shoes are always bigger for me, but it’s also great when I can buy shoes at half prices in the kids section. Haha
29- My fav time of the year is Christmas time! I think everything is magic in Christmas time and also people are happier. I can see more smiles out.
30- I have a little birthmark on my right arm.
31- I have an addiction to candles. Especially Yankee Candles.
32- I love writing; I always write something when I am inspired and I hope to write a book one day.
33- I had a crush on a guy so much that I don’t even had the courage of saying “hi” to him even If I knew him. I’m idiot, I know.
34- I love swimming and sea, but I am a bit afraid of deep water since my dad left my hand in the deep water when I was a child and totally drowned.
35- I am such a pluviophile; I totally L O V E rain. Well, I know is not great and it pisses me off too sometimes when I have to go out but it calms me out a lot and I love it’s sound.
36- I have that strange feeling of not being enough but I also wouldn’t change me for anyone else.
37- I have an obsession with foxes! I wish I could cuddle one.
38- I love hugs. I think people can comunicate a lot through their arms.
39- I don’t like candies. I could totally live without them.
40- I prefer dark chocolate and I hate the white one.
41- Salmon and avocado are my fav food.
42- I’d like to plan, design and let build my own house in which I could live for the rest of my days.
43- I had a personal diary since I was 8 and since 2010 I share one with one of my best friends.
44- Someone stole me a phone when I was 15 and few months ago an iPod. I still hope they’re dead now. Haha
45- I have a scar on a finger and I don’t know how I made it.
46- I am addicted to tea.
47- My fav part of the day is night.
48- I have fun making short nonsense videos with my little articulated wood man.
49- I like cooking and baking.
50- I love fancing.
So here’s my 50 facts about me post! Hope you enjoyed it.